Florida will stamp out its own abortion-restriction law after the Texas heartbeat law isn’t blocked by the Supreme Court, but Governor Ron DeSantis doesn’t necessarily intend to follow the Lonestar State’s lead by pushing abortion lawsuits.
DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw stressed that “nothing is off the table” in terms of what could be the “best option in terms of legislation to protect life,” but the governor doesn’t seem eager to follow in Texas’ footsteps in the enforcement.
“The type of enforcement action is carefully considered to avoid unintended consequences,” Pushaw told DailyMail.com. “The thing is, Governor DeSantis generally doesn’t want to pit citizens against each other.”
Florida is expected to pass new abortion legislation in its next term, early next year.
Texas law, championed by Governor Greg Abbott, not only allows abortions to be banned after six weeks with no rape or incest exceptions, but allows any private individual to sue Texas abortion providers who break the law, as well as anyone who ” aids of abets’ ‘a woman getting the procedure.
DeSantis and Abbott are two of the country’s most recognizable GOP governors and both are thought to be considering senior positions
On Monday, protesters gathered outside Kavanaugh’s home to protest his recent decision to reject an objection to Texas’s new abortion law
Protesters gathered outside Judge Kavanaugh’s home holding placards to protest his recent rejection of a challenge to Texas abortion law
The statute, which has survived a challenge from the Supreme Court, sets a minimum $10,000 compensation per banned abortion, to be paid to the first person to win the lawsuit in a lawsuit.
Abortion patients themselves cannot be prosecuted, but the ‘complicity’ clause is broad and could even apply to a taxi driver who knowingly takes a woman to have a banned abortion.
“Governor DeSantis has always been pro-life. Advances in science, technology and medicine since Roe v. Wade was decided have only strengthened the pro-life position,” Pushaw continued.
That said, the governor has not indicated that the same legislation recently passed in Texas will be on the table in Florida. At the same time, nothing is off the table. The Governor has only said that he is exploring what might be the best option in terms of legislation to protect life.’
DeSantis and Abbott are two of the country’s most recognizable GOP governors, and both are thought to be considering senior positions.
Florida Senate president Wilton Simpson said the Supreme Court’s refusal to block the Texas law “sends a signal” to states that want to restrict abortion, and promised to introduce a similar measure in the next legislature.
But he said he did not support the Texas financial stimulus scheme and noted that previous abortion laws had made exceptions for rape and incest.
“That’s definitely not something I’d stand for, telling neighbor about neighbor or calling, that sort of thing,” said Simpson. “It’s not for nothing that we have privacy in this state.”
Texas abortion law has boosted Democrats across the country, who position themselves as the last fervent opponents of abortion bans.
Newsom tried to take advantage of Texas law when he campaigned ahead of the recall, decrying “what’s happening to those women in Texas.”
“Larry Elder will run with it, boys,” Newsom said, arguing that his most formidable opponent was celebrating abortion restriction.
DeSantis told reporters at a news conference in West Palm Beach last week that the Texas law is “interesting,” but said, “I haven’t really had a chance to look at it enough.”
“They have basically done this through a private right of action. So it’s a little different from how many of these debates have gone,” he said.
“I’m going to look at it more thoroughly, but I’d also say, I mean, what the court actually did is – I don’t think they’ve really made a substantive ruling on it. They basically said it’s not good for a decision yet, but if it does eventually, then you might consider it at that point. So I wouldn’t read too much into it.’
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court rejected an emergency petition to block the bill’s entry into force in a 5-4 decision, but did not rule on its constitutionality.
“To come to this conclusion, we emphasize that we do not intend to definitively resolve any legal or substantive claim in the Applicants’ lawsuit. In particular, this injunction is not based on any inference about the constitutionality of Texas law, nor does it in any way limit other procedurally correct challenges to Texas law, including in Texas state courts,” the court said in a statement. the unsigned decision.